Poll weighs Americans' attitudes about pain meds

04/10/2013 | Hill, The

Sixty-three percent of Americans said they know someone who has taken prescription drugs to treat severe pain, according to a poll by advocacy group Research!America. Fifty-two percent said they support restricting how health care providers may prescribe potentially addictive painkillers. "We shouldn't shy away from research on new pain treatments based on fears of abuse. The suffering is simply too great," Research!America's Mary Woolley said.

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